Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by rutty, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    Find out if you'll be gullible regarding fraudulant emails by taking this test:

    Can you decide which are fraudulant and which are legitimate? Some of the correct answers may surprise you ;)

    BTW, going by some of the answers I'd be very careful if you receive any emails asking from a bank or other organisation that uses secure banking services - some of these phishing mails are very obvious but others.... :(
  2. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss Active Member

    thank for puttin up the link for the test. I got 8 out of 10 correct, which goes to show how careful i was. I'm sick of those fraudulant emails, and emails with viruses in the attachements!!!!!!!!1
  3. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    I only got 7/10, so you did better than me ;)
  4. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss Active Member

    Cool, i got 8, i wonder if some1 can get a betta score????
  5. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Ooo I must be very security conscious - I got 9 out of 10! :cool:

    I'm quite annoyed about the one I got wrong though!!! :-(
  6. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    No surprises there then Miss Sooperdooperflugelgal perfectionist type person! ;)
  7. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    I got all 10 right, my old boss in IT security would be pleased to know.
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I got 3, oops ....
  9. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Ah. Only 6. Mind you I erred on the side of caution, most of my wrong answers were where I'd put fraud and they were actually legit.
    Does this make a me a suspicious paranoid whacko?
  10. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    Yes :)

    But that's probably a good thing when dealing with this subject.
  11. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    9 out of 10. The one I got wrong was the US bank one - put as legit but was a fraud :shock: but I was suspicious - wanted to see the form, but of course it was disabled...

    Thanks for posting up the link though - it prooves a point - some of them were very convincing even to an old cynic like me.
  12. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    10/10 :-D

    To be honest, I've already received (sometimes several times) most of the fraudulent emails on this list. Most of the ones here were better attempts than some of those I've had.

    I always ask myself have I done business with these people? If not I go to the website (by typing in myself) and use the site's own links to report fraud - if they have them. It surprised me how many don't.
  13. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss Active Member

    damn , most ppl got betta scores. :-( maybe i'm too trustin